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good morning, everyone. it is 4:25 on this friday. >> we made it another week. >> welcome to fox 5 morning news. it's really dark outside, it's
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like deja vu as far as traffic. >> yeah, not too bad outside. hi, tucker. >> hi. good morning sarah, good morning everybody. a lot of sunshine for the first part of your friday. we have quiet conditions out there at the -- home. temperature right now, we're cool out there. still got frost advisory north and west of the city. 46 in washington, lots of sunshine to start your day, mild afternoon highs in the 60s and we'll cloud up late here today and the rain will hold off until tonight. >> all right, tucker, thanks.
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this the fox 5 morning news. checking our top stories this morning, a fair fairfax county gang is being charged with sex trafficking for recruiting girls as young as 16 years old. a special prosecutor appoints to oversee the trayvon martin case says she may not need a jury in this case. she said she might just arrest george zimmerman without presenting any evidence to a grand jury. later today the nine justices of the supreme court are hold ago preliminary vote on
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the challenges of the health care law. i would venture to say this is one of the only stories people care about today. the mega millions jackpot is up to 540 million-dollars. >> although some of us have mentally spent the money, we wanted to see what the odds are of winning the jackpot. >> reporter: if you still haven't gotten your mega millions ticket. >> most people play the birthdays of all the family members or 7, 14, 21, 35, that's not the way to play it. >> oric let the computer decide. >> my experience says there's no strategy a. large number of
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people who won have been people who are not regular lotto players. >> reporter: now onto something you probably don't want to hear about, your odds. your more likely to get electrocuted like ben franklin. to be the next lotto winner? your odds are 1 in 176 million. >> you can dream about what you might do. >> reporter: back to the world of unreality, here's some food for thought, if you are the big winner. >> go seek some league advice. >> reporter: and the eternal debate, will your honor sum or series of payments. >> most people take the lump sum but 26 annual installments, you
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can't go wrong. >> it's so much better to do a press conference up front. >> reporter: since he already beat the odds in the white house, president obama isn't pushing his luck. all right. let's see what happens. i know we're all going to be pulling. i thought we were going into the next open but i guess this is a good point to say good morning and welcome to fox 5 news. >> it doesn't feel too bad outside. it's a little bit chillier than yesterday. >> i felt like it was the same, i didn't made to cut you off over the lotto, i was waiting for something to happen.
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as we were coming into the studio, that's what we were talk about. all of us are hoping our lives change about 11:00 to 11:05. >> every night at 11:05 i hope any life changes. frost advisory off to the north and west. 46 in washington. off to a cool start, going to be like yesterday, highs in the low to mid 60s to good looking day. clouds moving in this afternoon and eventually the showers will too. today generally a nice day, 63 a someday time high. >> very good.
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the mega millions power bawl -- >> you're obsessed. >> i know, right? i just want to win one time and this would be the one time. >> i know, let's see what jewel would do with her winning. >> really? >> yeah, we talked about thissiest, your island. >> it's not just me, i said i would buy nutty buddies for all of you. i thought about you. southbound 270 coming in from shady grove road. in problems to report on the road from 59 continuing up towards the interchange. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. all right, thanks. some of the stories making
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headlines this morning, fairfax county gang members busted for running a prostitution ring. leaders of an underground crip gang members were charged for recruiting girls as young as 16. >> being forced to prostitute themselves 10 times a night, dozens of times during a week. >> 11 gang members have been arrested since 2011 for underage sex trafficking. we have new details this morning revolverring a cold case, police have now identified the type of weapon.
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sheriffs say they collected dna evidence in this case. rick scott says when the investigation in the trayvon martin case he'll look over the stand your ground law. >> this vigilante justice makes no sense. we have a process to make sure justice prevails. it has to be fair to the trayvon martin family. >> the special prosecutor appointed by governor scott says
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thatches will decide whether or not to press charged. the supreme court is expect today make their decision. after theed to's preliminary vote t justices could still change their minds later, that public opinion due out in june. # $540 million, more than half a billion dollars, that's how much money is up for grabs. >> it's the largest jackpot in history and americans are just waiting to become instant millionaires. >> you can bet later today, sarah, this place will probably be packed with people trying to get those winning numbers. this is a world record mega millions jackpot, just a paltry
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$540 million. this is a huge jackpot. in virginia, people have lottery fever. don't have your tickets yet? expect to see others today trying to pick up tickets. people have been snatching up tickets across 42 states since tuesday. every possible combination of winning numbers could be bought. you have 50 times a greater chance of being struck by lightning than winning this lottery. your odds of winning are 176 million to one and there's a 90 percent chance you will share that jackpot with someone. statistics favor between two to nine winners. try to pick numbers between 32 and 56. why? because you're not necessarily
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more likely to hit with those but you will have less competition since people pick birthdays birthdays 1 through 31. >> the fun is not whether you win or not, it's from the time you purchase that ticket until the drawing is held, you can dream what you might do. >> dream we may because as we said it's more likely that you end up with a ticket that doesn't win than win but if you do and you choose the lump sum payout, how much will you win? $390 million, after uncle sam's cut that would make it $293 million. >> is that all? really? come on. the fun is winning, there's no
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do it no -- doubt about it. >> thousands of u.s. and south korean troops in action. a massive military training in session,. >> time now 4:38. 
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6000 marines storm a korean beach, that's making headlines. it's all part of planned military exercises between the u.s. and south korea. meanwhile the u.s. has cut off the thousands of tons of food aid to north korea. new satellite images show preparation at the site of a long term missile. 29 mincers were killed back
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in 2010. it was news job to see the safety of miners. instead, he false fied record books. gary may face up to 10 years. investigators say joseph tried to load a plane with a plastic bottle filled with exclusively explosive materials. as you can imagine, it didn't take long for jokes to start, especially if when the dispatcher asked he he needed back up. >> you can send me robin, i
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guess. >> he calls it a batmobile. he dresses up in a bat suit and visits children in local hospitals. police let him go after taking pictures. one of the officers is heard over the video saying if you wait long enough, you will see everything. >> i imagine that's try, when you're a cop you have or you will see it all out there. >> i like that part ugh, did you get robins? >> up next, some day it did a lot more harm than good, we'll explain. hi, tucker. >> hi, we'll talk about your weekend forecast and we'll look at your traffic as well right after the break. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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hot, not too cold. >> 34 degrees, 38 in hagerstown. we got some pockets of chilly temperatures to the north and west. 49 for you in quanico. let's do the satellite together and see what we can find. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll get some cloud cover in here and eventually the possibility of shower hacksivity. most of the showers will old off until later tonight. even when it moves in, it's not going to be a lot of rain. let's do the future-cast and show you what's going to happen. we'll cloud up and here we are
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at 6:00 p.m. suggesting that we're going to have one or two showers across the area. later tonight we'll kind of stay cloudy with a few more showers around. hopefully we'll warm things up and clear things out by saturday afternoon. right now sunday looks good. could be a sprinkle later today. 63 degrees your daytime high. there are your winds out of the north and cloudy tonight, a few showers overnight. you want to dine out doors, i think it will be just fine. 50 your overnight low. here's your five day forecast. 60 your daytime high, sunday looks great, sunshine 70 warming up into the mid 70s, could be a storm by wednesday afternoon. let's see some traffic.
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>> all right, tuskier. on the roads right now you're going to find the lanes are open coming from the beltway. southbound 270 nice and easy right now coming out of rockville. that's a check of your fox 5 on tine traffic. >> thank you. well, city leaders got an ear full about the meter program. it will require everyone, including people with disabilities, to pay more meter parking. >> some disabilities drivers say the program does more harm than good. >> the department of public works and transportation teamed up to show council members the
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broad that's taking -- fraud that's taking place. >> the council suspended the red top program. we're told this video is taken in front of federal buildings. >> winning numbers notice there are a lot of security guards that are working in this federal building using these placards. when they saw the cameras and saw that we were observing their cameras, many of them would get on a radio signal and you would see a lot of security guards take the placards down. >> but those with disability say even if there is fraud, the park parking privileges they enjoyed before shouldn't be taken away. >> kelly says the new red top immediaters don't help them at
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all. in fact, they make parking legally nearly impossible now. >> i can't feed quarters into the machine. >> reporter: coral says she doesn't think she should have to pay parking. >> in terms of cost, it's going to take me cxsgconnum3 and a half hours so i'm paying $7 for a meter. >> i have seen across the city times when people, perfectly able bodied people are taking up all the metered parking because they want to steal working from us. all right, it's a story you first saw on fox 5 news, customers with serious allegations against a tax filing
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company. >> now the feds are getting involved, that's coming up next. time now 4:51. what do you think of this one? really? what's this? this is a rose i made from a turnip. let's try together. perfect. two worlds that fit in one kitchen. come in today and save up to 20% on a kitchen from ikea.
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a big development in a story you saw first on fox 5, the justice department has filed suit against a tax preparation company. >> the company has been involved in fraud against both customers and the irs. tom fitzgerald has the latest. >> reporter: fox 5 started looking into instant tax service in february. >> when i go to pick up my check it's short and i'm like this is not right. >> they didn't give me no paperwork. >> reporter: now the justice department is suing the instan tax service. >> these fran chases have been engaging in pervasive fraud. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims
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instant tax filed false returns to get big returns from the federal government. >> they added income or reduced income to get a maximum infund. >> reporter: customers were also being targeted. sharitta douglas owns several instant tax stores in the area. later customers complained that large fees were being deducted from their refunds. >> all kinds of bogus things taken out of your refund check and i could not sit there, the fran cheese the -- franchise owner and explain it. >> reporter: she's cooperating
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with authorities. it's a lesson to everyone about being careful on who prepares your taxes. >> most tax preparers are competent but there are too many that are not. >> reporter: no offices in the d.c. area are in this site but they are affected. the lawsuit targets instant tax service offices in dayton, indianapolis, las vegas. the main phone number seems to be disconnected. former red skins quarterback donovan mcnabb with interesting comments. rg3 won't be an interest --
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he performed well at the combine and pro day. yesterday mcnabb was asked on espn's first take if he thinks rg3 is a good fight for the redskins. >> no. i say that thaws ego gets involved when it comes to washington. here's a guy very talented, intelligent. are you going to cater the offense around his talent and able to do? are you going to bring the houston offense with matt shad and have him

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